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New Wheels for Bailey

By Laini Kirkman

Seven-year-old Bailey Conroy can now enjoy a simple game of hide and seek with his siblings after a walking frame was donated to him by the Lions Club Mobility Foundation.

Bailey and his mother Anne teamed up with Cerebral Palsy Alliance physiotherapist Anna te Velde earlier this year to apply for a walker.

Ms te Velde said Bailey trialled three different walkers in April at Tamworth and found the buddy roamer was best-suited for him.

“The walker is his first chance to have his freedom. He is able to independently move around, which is not only a great thing for Bailey to have mentally, but also physically,” she said.

During the application process, Ms te Velde applied for three walkers, Bailey’s included, and all of them eventually were approved and funded by the Lions Club.

“The applications are made to the mobility foundation and then the local clubs within the area of those who applied are contacted.

“The local clubs within the district work together to fund each mobility walker that is donated,” she said.

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